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1:00 PM ET, November 3, 2008

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Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Tampa McCain rally: Where is everybody?  —  About 30 minutes before John McCain is scheduled to lead a rally outside Raymond James Stadium, looks like there's maybe 1,000 people here.  What's up with that?  On the day before the election?  Bush drew at least 15,000 people to a rally …
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CNN:
McCain draws small Florida crowd on race's final day  —  TAMPA, Florida (CNN) - Barack Obama may lead John McCain by just 2 points in the latest CNN Florida poll of polls, but the enthusiasm gap appears a bit wider.  —  John McCain's first rally of the day, in Tampa outside Raymond James Stadium, only drew about 1,100 people.
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palin suggests Chronicle withheld Obama remarks  —  (11-02) 20:33 PST — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a campaign appearance Sunday, criticized comments about coal technology that Sen. Barack Obama made to The Chronicle editorial board in January, and suggested that the newspaper withheld …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Republican Rump  —  Maybe the polls are wrong, and John McCain is about to pull off the biggest election upset in American history.  But right now the Democrats seem poised both to win the White House and to greatly expand their majorities in both houses of Congress.
William Kristol / New York Times:
Hey Liberals, Don't Worry  —  Barack Obama will probably win the 2008 presidential election.  If he does, we conservatives will greet the news with our usual resolute stoicism or cheerful fatalism.  Being conservative means never being too surprised by disappointment.  —  But what if John McCain pulls off an upset?
Quinnipiac University:
Obama Ends Campaign Ahead In Ohio And Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; With Small Dem Lead, Florida Is Too Close To Call  —  FLORIDA: Obama 47 - McCain 45; OHIO: Obama 50 - McCain 43; PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 52 - McCain 42 Democratic Sen. Barack Obama ends his historic bid …
Jeffrey Hart / The Daily Beast:
Obama is the Real Conservative  —  Romney's Game Plan for 2012 by Tucker Carlson  —  A speechwriter for Reagan and Nixon—who worked at the National Review for four decades—on why he's voting for Obama.  —  It may be something of a surprise that, as a long time conservative, I now support Barack Obama.
Discussion: Liberal Values and Right Wing News
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
What if Wright played a bigger role in campaign?  —  It was the dog that didn't bark — or at least did little more than whimper.  —  Even as the Pennsylvania GOP went on TV this weekend with a last-ditch ad reminding Keystone state voters of Barack Obama's former pastor …
Discussion: Hot Air, Commentary and Newsweek Blogs
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
What to Fear  —  Starting Wednesday I think we can expect a boom market for op-eds and television commentary darkly warning that if Democrats take advantage of winning the election to implement the agenda they outlined during the campaign, they'll be punished, punished, punished at the polls.
Discussion: Kevin Drum
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
ADVICE TO BE IGNORED.... We'll know soon enough whether Democrats …
Discussion: Open Left and Eschaton
Marist Poll:
Battle for the White House: Obama with 9 Percentage Point Lead Nationally  —  This Marist Poll reports:  —  · Down to the Wire...Obama Leads McCain by 9 Percentage Points Nationally: After months of campaigning, the presidential contest comes down to mere hours.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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Gallup:
Final Presidential Estimate: Obama 55%, McCain 44%
Peter Beinart / Washington Post:
Last of the Culture Warriors  —  Why has America turned on Sarah Palin?  Obviously, her wobbly television interviews haven't helped.  Nor have the drip, drip of scandals from Alaska, which have tarnished her reformist image.  But Palin's problems run deeper, and they say something fundamental about the political age being born.
Marty / Martin Eisenstadt's Blog:
Joe the Plumber canoodled cast member at SNL after-party?  —  So we all know who's been traveling to all the McCain events this past week, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.  Sure enough, when I got to 30 Rockefeller Center to meet up with the McCain advance team, along with many of the campaign staff, there was Joe.
Discussion: The Heretik and Riehl World View
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Today's Polls, 3 AM Edition (11/3)  —  Barack Obama's position has become somewhat stronger since our update this afternoon.  We now have him with a 5.8 point lead in the national popular vote, and winning the election 96.3 percent of the time.  Earlier today, those figures were 5.4 and 93.7, respectively.
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Palin Blows Off Fox News, Lies About Agreeing To Appear With Megyn Kelly  —  Last week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly complained that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AZ) hadn't done enough interviews on Fox.  “She has yet to do any Fox daytime.  She has not gone on this broadcast.  She hasn't gone on Fox and Friends.
Mike Stuckey / MSNBC:
Free sex toys — and much more — for voting  —  Businesses across nation ready to reward citizens for casting their ballots  —  “I Voted” stickers, like these being given to early voters in Las Vegas, could be your ticket to free doughnuts, ice cream or even sex toys.  —  msnbc.com
Zogby:
Reuters/Zogby Battleground 8-State Surveys: Obama Builds on Leads in OH And NV; Holds Margins in VA And PA  —  UTICA, New York - Reuters/Zogby telephone surveys of eight battleground states show Democrat Barack Obama in a very strong position to be elected President.
Elizabeth Green / GothamSchools:
Top education dept official, Terence Tolbert, dies of heart attack  —  A top official who ran lobbying efforts for the city Department of Education has died after suffering a massive heart attack.  Terence Tolbert had taken a break from the department to campaign for Barack Obama in Nevada.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Davis: Holdouts could tilt election  —  MIAMI - A high-spirited Rick Davis late Sunday night made perhaps his final case for John McCain, arguing that the unusual number of still-remaining undecided voters could tip the election to the GOP and that whether those holdouts ultimately vote could prove decisive.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Effectiveness of AIG's $143 Billion Rescue Questioned  —  A number of financial experts now fear that the federal government's $143 billion attempt to rescue troubled insurance giant American International Group may not work, and some argue that company shareholders and taxpayers would have been better served by a bankruptcy filing.
PR Newswire:
Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive of Coal  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov 03, 2008 /PRNewswire—USNewswire via COMTEX/ — Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association (OCA), today issued the following statement in response to just-released remarks …
John Fund / The Politico:
Falsified registrations become votes  —  The liberal “community organizing” group ACORN became a campaign issue last month after Nevada's Democratic attorney general and its Democratic secretary of state teamed up to conduct a highly visible raid of the group's Las Vegas offices.
The New Republic:
All Hail Our Obama-bot Overlords  —  One of the funniest bits of reportage in this campaign came from the NYT's Julie Bosman whose article about the sad plight of college students supporting McCain included this gem: … Now, via the Obama campaign, I see that UF's student newspaper is reporting that Simmons has caved:
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Revenge of the Left across the world  —  Whatever the exact result of the US elections tomorrow, we must assume that the whole governing machinery of Washington and the state capitols will soon be hostile to laissez-faire thinking.  —  It is not just that the Democrats will win a crushing victory …
Discussion: Blogs of War
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Obama's Talk Show Advantage Is No Idle Chatter  —  The presidential candidates have made it through a two-year media maze that at times dwelled on cleavage, cackling, Paris Hilton, lipstick, haircuts, houses, preachers, pregnancy, flag pins, witchcraft, designer wardrobes and Joe Wurzelbacher.
Discussion: The New Republic and Gawker
Roger Kimball / Pajamas Media:
Thoughts on the instinct of self-preservation or, Why I still, even now, believe John McCain will be moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on January 20  —  [UPDATE: Alas, the story about Michelle Obama's taste in champagne and caviar turns out not to be true: see here.  I regret the mistake.
Discussion: HazZzMat
 
 
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
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Adam Levine / CNN:
Early voting: Long lines, excitement, frustration
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Even Keel for Obama in Final Turn to Election
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Krooney / TIME.com:
McCain: “We're Going to Win This Election”
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 Earlier Items: 
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
AN OBJECT LESSON IN VETTING.... No matter what happens tomorrow …
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CBS News:
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
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Discussion: Power Line
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
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John Dickerson / Slate:
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